Version 8.1 of innovative storage automation application features new self-service business collaboration portal

BANBURY, England, November 13, 2013 — / — Following the launch of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) V7.1, the storage management and data protection specialist Silverstring has announced it will release a new cloud edition of its Predatar application.

The latest enterprise-ready version of the tool provides a cloud-based management layer which complements the core TSM product, with additional services such as metering and billing, reporting and provisioning.

The self-service portal can be used by business stakeholders or application owners to collaborate with technical teams, making it ideal for enterprise use, as well as supporting managed services and cloud providers.

“IBM’s comprehensive TSM data protection builds on proven trusted foundations with a leap forward in performance and versatility,” says IBM director of storage software Ian Smith.

“The TSM 7.1 platform contains an innovative ecosystem that allows the transparent, relevant addition of cloud-based analytics through a simple, intuitive operations interface. Predatar unlocks these enhancements by bringing a universal management and analytics-interpretation layer built on Silverstring’s proven integration expertise and knowledge.”

Predatar CEO Alistair Mackenzie adds: “TSM V7.1 is great for companies that are looking to create scalable cloud-based data protection solutions. To support this, the latest version of Predatar has been updated to provide technical users with advanced, service-oriented functions.

“The introduction of a collaborative portal in V8.1 also helps business users by making TSM investments more accessible and transparent. As well as providing a forum for requests, it can also be used for management reporting, chargeback and analytics.”

Notes to Editors
Predatar ( is the flagship solution of IBM Business Partner Silverstring Ltd and provides a suite of cloud-based applications to reduce the costs and risks associated with storage and backup.

About Silverstring Ltd –
Silverstring Ltd specialises in storage management and data protection, maximising the value of an organisation’s storage and backup environment. An IBM Business Partner, Silverstring’s Predatar suite of automation applications is designed to reduce the costs and risks associated with Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) and multi-vendor storage environments. By automating service management processes, Predatar provides visibility of the storage or backup infrastructure, saving time and cutting out human error. Backed by a successful 10-year track record, Silverstring can quickly analyse any storage and backup environment, provide a clear strategy for improved efficiency and reduced cost, deliver it and then manage it. For more information, email

Sarah Shelly
Account Executive Whiteoaks
t: +44(0)-1252-727313

SOURCE: Silverstring Ltd


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